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Old 11-30-2007, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the blackberry world. Tired of Treo and after the 4th Q inside of a year it was time to change. Bot got the 8830, had it about a week, enough to be dangerous. Couple of questions why would I use BIS instead of the Browser on the home screen? I understand it is push technology and emails come instantly, but what about using that long address?

Second question; I set up gmail on the phone and I can send and receive from the phone. Seeing the messages twice once in the messages icon and again in the gmail icon. How can I turn off messages showing the the message icon? I want to see txt but not msgs from gmail. I want to view gmail in the gmail icon. Thanks for the help.
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BIS is the type of service you have Blackberry internet service, the other is BES Blackeberry Enterprise service. BIS is basically consumer oriented. BES is more corp.

2nd all messages show up under the main message icon. you can hide it so just to use the gmail icon.
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Really should I stick with BIS or just use the browser on the home page? Maybe I don't know enough and their one in the same. Secondly there must be a way to turn off what is a txt and view that under it's icon versus another icon just set up for gmail.
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I suggest you read the FAQ as that might help answer a lot of your questions. Also the users guide that came with the BB.

The easiest way to get you email is to log into your carrier's BIS site, enter you BB PIN and ESN (or IMEI) and then set up all of your email accounts. Then email will automatically get pushed to your BB every 15 minutes or so, sometimes faster and will be deposited in the General "Messages" folder and also in the folder created for each email account.

Remember that if you delete it in one folder on the BB, it will be deleted from the BB in all folders.

Also, you need to go to email clients and make sure you have "Leave Mail on Server" checked, because if you download mail to the client, such as Outlook, it is generally erased from the server at that time and can't be forwarded to the BB.
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My .mac, .gmail, .comcast accounts all receive email instantly without delay on Verizon BIS.
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To seperate your email drom txt/ message box go to messages, general options, sms email messages and set it to seperate you. As for using the bis mail over the browser it is preference one thing to remember unless you see https. In the browser all of your mail and data are being sent in the clear using the bis mail it is extremely secure and always sent encrypted. Hope this helps
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